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Cats have heated practice

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Updated: 11/16/2011 11:04 pm
The UK football team had a few scuffles in practice on Wednesday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky football team continued to bypass the rainy conditions in Lexington by moving inside to the Nutter Field House for practice for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

Last week, UK head coach Joker Phillips said the team normally practices with more emotion and energy indoors and that proved true Wednesday as the Wildcats had a very intense workout according to the coach.

“It was an energetic practice where guys were flying around and playing with emotions,” Phillips said. “It’s an emotional game and you have to play that way.”

Phillips was very pleased with Wednesday’s practice. Phillips now wants the team to match the energy level in its final practice of the week on Thursday.

“Again, we have had more emotions this week,” Phillips said.  “We are still having some mistakes, but not as many mistakes as we have had last week. I think this Wednesday’s practice was better than last Wednesday’s practice. I hope that tomorrow’s practice is better than last Thursday’s practice.”

“I think the guys are motivated. Again, we base that off the type of energy that we have here in practice and there has been a lot of energy out here.”

In terms of injuries, it appears that Kentucky will be without two starters on the defense side of the ball on Saturday as junior defensive end/linebacker Ridge Wilson and junior defensive back Martavius Neloms did not practice Wednesday. Phillips listed both players as doubtful for the game.

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